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A brief History of the School

 The British School of Ulaanbaatar (BSU) was founded in 2010 by the “Eco School Garden” L.L.C. of Mongolia to provide an education that enables its students to be accepted to world renowned universities, colleges, and institutions. Also, to contribute to the Mongolian English-speaking school community to meet the ever growing demand for an internationally recognised education.  In addition, the founders aimed to establish a school which followed the National Curriculum of England and Wales and complement this curriculum with Mongolian content so that graduates have full knowledge of and appreciation for Mongolian language, literature, heritage, and culture. This they have achieved.

The British School of Ulaanbaatar became one of the youngest ever schools to pass full international accreditation, and to register as a BSO school (British Schools Overseas) following an external international inspection by the accreditation board, PENTA in May of 2014. This gave us a DFES reference number which meant the British School of Ulaanbaatar had reached the standards expected of any school in the United Kingdom, something that only a few international British schools have achieved.

Internationally, the school was granted Candidate Membership to the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) in February of 2012, and in 2014 we became fully accredited members of COBIS. Following this we were subsequently inspected by COBIS in March 2018 securing Patrons Accreditation and Compliance. Our school was one of the first to achieve Patron’s Accreditation Member status, that recognises the outstanding quality of education provided by the school. BSU was congratulated on the safe and supportive environment it provides for all young people as well as the British ethos and internationalism it promotes. These qualities were described as examples of Global Best Practice by a team of four inspectors from schools across the globe. The character of this report elevated the status of the BSU to one of only six others in the world (at that time) which enjoyed this exclusive level of external accreditation.

Our school continues to grow in size and stature, securing the best iGCSE Results in the six years history of the school. All our students secured passing grades at iGCSE and also at ‘A’ Level in 2018. The grades achieved at ‘A’ Level have enabled our students to go onto Higher Education at Universities in Mongolia and also other parts of the globe including America, Australia, Hungary, Korea and the UK. We are therefore delighted that our current achievements reflect those of our founders who have an extensive and varying experience in education and a unique dedication to the mission of the BSU.